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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Nursing Home Costs in Chapel Hill, NC
  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Chapel Hill, NC
  • Free Resources for Seniors in Chapel Hill, NC
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Helpful Articles

Nursing Home Costs in Chapel Hill, NC

Nursing home semiprivate rooms in Chapel Hill cost an average of $7,270 per month. For a private room seniors pay around $8,502.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, seniors who live in nursing homes in Chapel Hill pay approximately $30 less than the state average and $486 less than the national average. In Asheville, the median monthly cost is $8,000 and near the South Carolina border in Charlotte, seniors can expect to pay approximately $7,817, which is $547 more than Chapel Hill. In the northeast in Greenville, the monthly cost is one of the most affordable in the state at $6,342.

Chapel Hill

$7,270

North Carolina

$7,300

The United States

$7,756

Asheville

$8,000

Charlotte

$7,817

Greenville

$6,342

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors considering long-term care have five main types to choose from. In Chapel Hill, those who prefer to remain in their homes can choose from homemaker services at $4,385 per month or a home health aide at $4,767. Adult day health is the least expensive at $1,333 and an assisted living community costs $4,050. A semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $7,270 and a private room is $8,502.

Home care

$4,385

Home health care

$4,767

Adult day health care

$1,333

Assisted living

$4,050

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7,270

Nursing home (private room)

$8,502

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Chapel Hill, NC

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Chapel Hill, NC

The following is a list of free or low-cost resources for seniors in Chapel Hill. These services may make it easier for the elderly to remain in their homes as long as possible or can make it easier to obtain long-term care in a nursing home.

ResourceContactService
Central Piedmont Community Action(919) 742-2277Central Piedmont Community Action is a private nonprofit organization that provides services to low-income seniors and disadvantaged individuals in Orange and Chatham Counties. These services include the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), rapid rehousing and self-sufficiency.
Orange Congregations in Mission (OCIM)(919) 732-6194OCIM is a private nonprofit ministry committed to helping seniors in crisis situations. It operates a food pantry and provides Meals on Wheels and includes a thrift shop that includes low-cost clothes, furniture and other household items. The revenue from the thrift shop supports the ministry.
Orange County Department on Aging (OCDOA)(919) 732-8181The OCDOA meets the social, mental, physical, financial and day-to-day needs of older adults and their caregivers throughout Orange County. The department operates two senior centers that serve as the focal point for community and individual programs, including education classes, wellness, job search advice, workshops, lunches, volunteer opportunities and trips.
Rebuilding Together of the Triangle(919) 341-5980Rebuilding of the Triangle works to make homes safe for seniors and low-income families throughout Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. This nonprofit makes home electrical and flooring repairs through a team of volunteers. They also build ramps, widen doorways and modify bathrooms for accessibility.
Orange County Veterans Services(919) 245-2890The Orange County Veterans Service Office helps veterans and their families apply for and receive benefits and assistance offered by the federal, state and local governments. The Aid and Attendance Benefit helps pay for community-based services in long-term care.

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Chris

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Parkview Health & Rehabilitation Center

My father has been in Parkview Health & Rehabilitation Center for a little over a month now. The best thing about them is the care that he has been getting. He's very happy there compared to where...

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Mary

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Signature HealthCARE of Chapel Hill

I visited a friend at Signature HealthCARE of Chapel Hill. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the place was alright, it was nice. They had places for them, like a room where you could go and...

Provider response

Hello Mary! We appreciate your feedback and kind words! Our residents and families mean the world to us, and we're honored to serve the Chapel Hill community! – Sincerely, Signature HealthCARE

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Review of Signature HealthCARE of Chapel Hill

I fell out of my wheelchair in the courtyard this evening. First I want to that the resident’s that saw my fall and alerted the staff. The staff responded quickly and I was back in my chair in a...

Provider response

Hello and thank you for your kind words! We are so glad to hear you are doing well! Our residents are like family and we take pride in our customer service and care! We're honored to serve you and...

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